LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: Amanda Seyfried attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)

This years’ Oscars red carpet – both socially distanced and digital – sent a clear message: after a lengthy pandemic-induced period of minimalism and austerity, good old fashioned Hollywood glamour is officially back. The most popular beauty look of the evening channelled the aesthetic of revered silver screen stars, from chic chignons and pin curls to deep, vampy lip shades.

The old Hollywood revival saw the red carpet awash with looks that referenced the historic heroines of Oscars past, putting an end to the smokey-eye, nude-lip combo we’ve become accustomed to in recent years. Admittedly it does feel strange that something so retro could feel altogether fresh – but that’s the very nature of beauty trends, no? Here are the old Hollywood hair and makeup looks we loved from the 2021 Oscars red carpet.

AMANDA SEYFRIED THE OSCARS® – The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. “The Oscars” will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (ABC via Getty Images)

Amanda Seyfried went for sweeping Hollywood finger waves, finished with a burgundy lip and matching eyeshadow for a contemporary twist.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S., Vanessa Kirby attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)

Brushed up brows and a slicked-back updo kept Vanessa Kirby‘s nostalgic deep berry lip and doll-like lashes firmly in the modern era.

MARIA BAKALOVA THE OSCARS® – The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. “The Oscars” will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (ABC via Getty Images)

Maria Bakalova‘s classic chignon, crisp red lip and soft eyeshadow evoked a decidedly vintage vibe.

Rising British star Olivia Cooke chose elegant makeup and timeless pin curls to accompany her glittering Versace gown for the virtual red carpet.

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